Coming Thursday September 15, 2016 to Houska Gallery:
We are pleased to announce artist Craig Carlisle will have his solo exhibition at the Houska Gallery. The
exhibition will run from September 15 through October 15, 2016. The opening reception will be held at Houska
Gallery located at 4728 McPherson Ave on September 15 from 5-8 PM.
Craig Carlisle has been represented by George Billis Gallery NYC since 2001. He recently had solo
exhibitions at the Coral Springs Museum of Art and Evansville Museum of Arts, History and Science. He
has a BFA from the Columbus College of Art and Design (1988). In April of 2016 American Art Collector
magazine featured his artwork along with an interview.
The idea of meditation and contemplation play a major role in the paintings of Craig Carlisle. His
paintings articulate indelible images which evoke an emotional response from the viewer. The series of
Big Heads are generally large canvas’s deliberately created on a scale that will empower a room. The Big
Head is typically anonymous and always gender-less. Carlisle opts to place the focus on the expression,
eliminating the judgement of personal style we create for ourselves with hair or fashion.
Carlisle’s flower and garden paintings equally match that of the Big Head vibrancy, intensity, color, form
and emotional depth. The perspective the artist uses allows the viewer to feel as if they are standing
within the space. All Carlisle’s imagery comes from his imagination with the intent of creating a
connection with the viewer.